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Gledhill Brook time recorder question

wylekylote

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Hello - According to the 55K serial number tag, it seems this should be a circa 1939 model. Researching the clock/company further, I'm confused with dial, which is marked Simplex. I found where the original Gledhill Brook company sold to Simplex in 1964. So, do you think it is just a matter of the dial being replaced at some point?
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Thanks for your insight.
 

Mike Phelan

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If it was 1939 I would have thought it would have two mainsprings in barrels and two winding holes - so it's more likely to be much later, with the correct movement and dial, but something wrong with the serial number. Can we see the latter?
 

wylekylote

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Thank you for the reply. It's actually in storage, but here is the full pic I have on hand. I'll get more pics next time I'm at the warehouse.

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Mike Phelan

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I see the serial number now - that's really odd as the entire clock is from the 1960s! I wonder if someone swapped the serial number for some reason?

Interesting ...
 

Mike Phelan

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Looking at this again as a sceptic, it seems as though everything is as it should be and someone with a pre-war Gledhill Brook has swapped the serial numbers hoping that it would fetch more money for both!
 

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